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in november than they did last year. the total u.s. retail sales increased 4 1/2% for the same period. >> apple has begun the early stages of a television set testing. that's the word from wall street journal this morning. kaukauna's collaborating with giant tax to test designs for a large screen high-resolution tv. apple has been testing television several times for a number of years. the testing comes after apple ceo them put hinted in an interview last month of the new tv product offering may be on the horizon. we will see what comes out of that. net flicks says they've learned which in that service provider is the fastest. they did this by tracking subscriber download speeds. net flicks ranked google fiber as a speedy as internet connection and the u.s. with average down mosby's of 2.5 mb per second. the bad as it is will fiber is only available in just one place right now kansas city, attack kansas. the rest of us net flicks as horizon files ranks no. 2 at nearly 2.2 mb per second. tomcats comes at a close third. >> 611 as the time and we will be back in a couple of minutes as we
thefully -- the fiscal cliff. >>> and iran claims to have company charred a u.s. drone. why the u.s. is highly skeptical of this story. d like to thank eating right, whole grain, multigrain cheerios! my bowl, my spoons! mom, are those my jeans? [ female announcer ] people who choose more whole grain tend to weigh less than those who don't. multigrain cheerios has whole grain and 110 delicious calories. ...more grains. less you! multigrain cheerios in multi-grain cheerios peanut butter. >>> mostly cloudy skies. some rain developing to the north. some of that will move in. the bulk of it will be in today and tomorrow. >>> developing news from syria. 29 students and a teacher were just killed in a mortar attack in a school near damascus. syrian immediate yay blames terrorists. the syrian government is often called rebels trying to overthrow the syrian regime terrorists. there's still investigations going on. >>> iran has claimed to have captured a u.s. drone. a radar image shows the image. iran says it captured the drone after it entered iranian airspace over the persian gulf. however,
the last storms. >>> 5:10. violence in syria is taking an ominous turn. next, the action that has the u.s. giving the government there a new warning. >>> political job that new york's mayor bloomberg thinks hillary clinton would be per >>> good tuesday morning. 5:13. sutro tower camera looking at san francisco across the bay into oakland clear out there. no real rain drops right now. a few sprinkles possibly. mike says if you are in the north bay chances are better for that this morning. >>> you are about to see frightening video. an arrest warrant is out for a tv host involved in a stunt that left a chico man with severe burns while magician was per for on tv in the dominican republic. -- the host doused him with flappable cologne and his head was cover -- flammable colon his head was covered in flames, he is optimistic his face will heal with no scars his hand remains badly injured and very painful. >>> troubling signs in syria intelligence reports suggests syrian forces may be preparing to use chemical weapons on their own people. u.s. official says according to recently obtained intel
of the biggest seizures of methamphetamine in u.s. history. the announcement came from federal officials in san francisco. the u.s. attorney said the drug haul came as agents arrested eleven people last friday on drug, money laundering and weapons charges. she says more than 570 pounds of method mean was seized. it has a street value of $6 million. the suspects were rounded up in counties from the bay area, the central valley, santa cruz and monterey. >>> four san francisco high school students today shared top honors for producing an anti-bullying video. >> when you get bullied as a child, you feel miserable and unwanted ?oomple the san francisco district attorney's office sponsored the bye-bye bullying contest. students submitted 58 films designed to discourage bullying. a team from st. ignatious high said bullying is a hot topic on campus. >> there's been a number of suicides. it was almost more than a contest for us. it was like we're representing our school and supporting a very serious issue. >> the winning teams took home a number of prizes including an ipad and a baseball signed by barr
about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in gwen gay city. secretary of state hillary clinton ordered the report. it's said to be the most detailed explanation yet about the attack that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. congress will be briefed on wednesday. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton was expected to testify on thursday before congressional committees. but that was canceled after clinton suffered a concussion. the state department says clinton passed out and hit her head after being dehydrated from a stomach virus. >>> one person is in the hospital after a police standoff at a kansas home where a suspect accused of killing two police officers last night was believed to be hiding. swat teams fired shots and tear gas into a home in topeka. one person was hurt but authorities haven't confirmed if it's the suspected shooter. two police officers were shot and killed last night outside of a grocery store in topeka kansas while responding to word of a suspicious vehicle. >>> a threat against an elementary school in indiana was made before the
is already sparking fears of land slides. hills already waterlogged and the u.s. geological service is expected to be there because of problems with hillside. >>> they are trying to beat clock before the rain returns and allie rasmus is here to explain why some lanes on highway one are shut down today and how drivers will be affected, allie? >>> starting at 9:00 this morning, this intersection from this intersection all the way out to the northport tall bridge -- north portal bridge area, they will have them in effect and they will need to do that in order to stabilize and prevent further erosion after this weekend's heavy rain. another storm is expected to pass through our area and cal trans is supposed to get that work done before the storm hits. they are scheduled to open in february of next year and its opening has been delayed at least a few times. initially it was supposed to open a year ago and then they said it would open this month and now it is 2013 when it is supposed to be complete. it is supposed to be completed and hopefully they will get it done. these one way traffi
in the u.s., with average download speeds of 2.5 mb per second. but the bad news google fiber is only available in just one place right now which is kansas city, kansas. for the rest of us, and netflix says bryozoan effort by all as ranks no. 2, at nearly 2.2 mb per second. while comcast, said at a close third. >> doubles e-mail service has gotten a makeover. the new revamps in box is more user-friendly and caters to people check their e-mail smart phones and tablet computers. is the company's attempt to regain some of the ground lost a google. y'alls new ceo marissa mayer this tried to give people more reasons to use the company's on-line services and stick or around longer. >> >> new this morning there is something perfect for those who like to shop online and also impatient about getting the items. starting to that the financially struggling postal service is launching their same day delivery that could have those items delivered as soon as two hours after you buy them. >> we will go to will tran where he is waiting at the post office to explain this pilot program. >> after you sub
. hurricane sandy is the second costliest disaster in u.s. history. >>> they had the first hack-a-thon. they worked on ideas yesterday afternoon. the goal was to create fun and practical apps using public information available through county records. >> we have seen interesting ideas around restaurant inspections. and we have seen ideas around places like parks. parks and rec information was interesting to people. >>> the grand prize winners made an app called book it and they took home a $3,000 prize. >>> there appears to and growing backlash against the new logo for the university of california system. more than 25,000 people have signed an on line petition at change.org to review the new design which made its debut friday. some say it is undignified. the new design is not replacing the traditional logo and will be used in traditional to the university seal. >>> they won an emotional victory over western oregon as a player who almost died from cardiac arrest watched from the bench. doctors say danny berger was clinically dead for several seconds when he collapsed during an uta
detailed explanation yet about the attack that killed u.s. ambassador chris stevens and three other americans. congress will be briefed on that report on wednesday. meanwhile, secretary of state clinton continues to recover at her home after she passed out at her home while recovering from the flu. she suffered a concussion. she was expected to testify on thursday but that was canceled. the buzz is growing over who will replace hillary clinton. we're hearing that president obama may nominate john kerry. that's after susan rice withdrew her name from consideration. it's expected that kerry's nomination would be easily approved by his fellow senators. if nominated, kerry, who is 69 and once ran for president, would replace hillary clinton who plans to step down early next year. >>> we've been saying it all morning. you need an umbrella. the rain keeps calling in parts of the bay area. look out the window live. >>> the duchess of cambridge makes her first appearance after being treated for morning sickness. [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split i
. >>> congress is considering whether to provide more aid to the victims of hurricane sandy. a u.s. senate passed a $60 billion relief package yesterday. however, republicans argued the bill included too much money for unrelated aid projects. sandy struck the caribbean and the u.s. eastern seaboard back in late october. the storm killed more than 250 people in seven different counties. the relief bill now goes to the house. it is unclear if the gop in the house will vote on the measure or push for an alternative with less funding. >>> 2012 has been a busy year for the red cross. the agency says it has responded to 113 large scale disasters in the united states. volunteers opened 900 shelters and helped more than 100,000 people who had been forced out of their homes. the agency says superstorm sandy was the most challenging. the aftermath of that storm prompted the biggest response from the red cross in five years. >>> you've heard of the so-called fiscal cliff, but how about the dairy cliff? milk prices could double next year because a national farm bill expires on january 1st. if lawmakers do no
of the u.s. after the connecticut school shooting. walmart says it sold out of semi-automatic rifles in five states budding -- including pennsylvania, kansas and alabama. experts say some people fear it will be harder to buy guns if tougher gun control laws are passed. >>> first lady michelle obama wrote a letter to the residents of newtown, connecticut, titled holding you in our hearts. "as a mother of two young daughters, my heart aches for you and your families. like so many americans, i wish there were -- there was something, anything i could do or say to ease your anguish ." the gun violence tack force led by the vice president is already hard at work. janet napolitano and eric holder joined law enforcement leaders from across the country yesterday in washington, d.c. their goal is to create solid policy proposals for the president's push to change gun laws after the newtown, connecticut mass care. >>> the federal government wants to -- massacre. >>> the federal government wants to close down the harborside health center. it earns more than $20 million a year by selling medical
are required at gold run in plaster county but 80 is open again for cars and big rigs alike. u.s. 50 to south lake tahoe also has chain controls from twin bridges to meyers over echo summit. i-80 shut down for three hours yesterday because of spinouts. crews say holiday travelers h should expect chain controls to continue. >> there is definitely going to be chain control for the next two days at least going into christmas. >> well, here is the good news about all of that snow. five feet of fresh snow. the ski resorts report excellent conditions for the always busy christmas week. stay with abc 7 news for continuing storm watch coverage. lisa will have the full forecast in just a few minutes. we'll be tracking the storm all day in our newscast and we will be bringing you hourly updates all day long and you can check live doppler 7hd any time on abc 7 news.com. coming up next, an east basis answers the call of the holiday sweet tooth. a made in america treat that is now filling cookie jars around the world. >>> and take a live look at tahoe. yes, yolks you can see all of that snow. if people ca
in washington as the u.s. moves closer the falling off the fiscal cliff. you deserve from gop house speaker john baker and the democratic minority minority leader nancy pelosi. right now lawmakers have less than three weeks to reach a budget deal. if they don't most experts agree, the results could be disastrous for the american economy. the possibility of severe spending cuts there with a big jump in taxes for everyone. joining us to write down all this is michael yaqui. democrats won increase taxes on high- income earners and republicans want spending cuts >> it is basically the election and that is why everyone saying that the president had a mandate to make this change. he made very clear in this campaign that is what he wants to do. the american people and all the polls right now so that they support the president's plan. >> president obama has been very firm on tax cuts for the reds routedwhich. he did wie election you think he has an edge in these discussions? >> right now this is between the grand bargain which is putting everything on the table, spending cuts revenue of the whole kit an
a porch is busted. 39-year-old daniel price stole a box from a house in concord just 15 minutes after u.s. dropped it off, according to police. here he is walking up to the door. these photos were posted online three days ago. police got tips and searched his home and found stolen presents. >>> u.s. stock futures are sharply lower after a setback in budget negotiations in washington. the latest roadblock and efforts to avert the "fiscal cliff" is having ripple folks around the world. ashley morrison of cbsmoneywatch.com has the latest. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. a setback in the "fiscal cliff" talks triggered a sell-off overseas this morning. tokyo's nikkei lost 1% while hong kong's hang seng also dropped half a percent. wall street stocks fared better rebounding from earlier losses yesterday. the dow ended 59 points higher on thursday's trading while the nasdaq was up 6 points. >>> research in motion says it lost one million blackberry subscribers around the world in the last quarter. the plunge is the first for blackberry leaving it with 79 million users. their stock was d
capable of reaching the u.s. >>> one part of the rocket fell into the yellow sea another into the east china sea and a third part fell into the pacific ocean east of the philippines about 2,000 miles away. >>> 4:43 now. how about a look at weather? it's going to start looking like christmas around the bay area. >> i like that cold air white christmas at least on the mountaintops. maybe a dusting of snow. very cold temperatures as the system drives in from the gulf of alaska. hi-def doppler shows showers right now and that's what we'll see to throughout, more nuisance showers throughout the morning but you can see a good cell along the peninsula to daly city, pacifica heavier rainfall very shortly. and you're going to see this sporadic showers throughout the morning hours, the possibility of an isolated thunderstorm and, yes, maybe even a couple of snowflakes over the mountaintops. look at the cold front swinging through behind that. you see all those cold clouds? those continue to drop on through at least through the morning hours. temperatures fairly chilly in the 40s. even with cloud
the u.s.. this is just one ofmore than 30 reported tornadoes that touched down -- touched down christmas day. >> on the ground for over a minute. >> reporter: this one roared through mobile, alabama, tearing down parts of a church and downtown businesses. another twister hit pearl river county in mississippi, peeling back walls of homes. there were some injuries reported, no deaths. >> judging from some of the damage we've witnessed today, it is a miracle that no one was hurt any worse than they were. >> [ inaudible ] >> reporter: further east in the state theresa and her boyfriend took shelter inside their truck. >> started jerking us and spinning us. >> reporter: the same fast moving storms brought blizzard conditions to parts of the country's mid section causing a 21 vehicle pile-up in oklahoma city, the system is heading east bringing treacherous conditions on the day after christmas, often a 4y enough of a threat for some in chief land to stock up on supplies. >> i've -- in cleveland to stock up on supplies. >> get what we need and go home i am >> reporter: the stormsjnb,p are blame
are required at gold run, but it's open again for both cars and big rinse. u.s. 50 to south lake tahoe also has chain alcohol starting east of placer placerville. and crews say holiday travelers should expect chain controls to stay in effect through christmas. >>> there's definitely going to be chain control for the next two days at least going into christmas. >> well, here's the good news about the five feet of fresh snow. the ski resorts, they are happy, reporting excellent condition force the always-busy christmas week. stay with abc7 news for continuing storm watch coverage. meteorologist lisa argen will have the full forecast in just a few minutes. we are going to be tracking the storm all day in our newscasts. we will be doing hourly updates all day long after abc7 news at nine. you can check live doppler 7hd anytime on abc7news.com. >>> the c is now just 8 days away from falling off the looming fiscal cliff. this morning there are some who think the matter will be resolved, some who think otherwise. abc's david curly has more. >> the first family arrived in the dark but woke up to paradi
to cross picket lines forcing a shutdown of most terminals. experts estimate the strike is costing the u.s. up to $1 billion a day. and it could delay shipments of holiday gift merchandise. >>> there's a tentative contract agreement between port of oakland and union workers. two weeks ago, more than 500 members of seiu local 1021 went on strike. they had been at the bargaining table for 16 months. details of the agreement will be released when the contract is voted on tomorrow. >>> president obama will host a group of governors today to talk about the "fiscal cliff" after he rejected a counterproposal from congressional republicans. that plan promised to trim $2.2 trillion over the next 10 years and cuts from entitlements and billions in new tax revenues only from tax reform. and not in raising rates on the wealthy. and that's the sticking point. >> rates have to rise and the republicans need to acknowledge that, that that's the only way to get from here to there. >> in a statement, the white house says the plan fails the balance test. if the two side can't reach a deal by 12/31, hikes and
wall state stocks have gone up the dow at 38.1200990. close to the 15,000 mark. some firms in the u. s and the service industry expanded at a faster pace in november. orders pick up we have reports that hiring slow in the month of november. stocks on the positive side at early trading. we will take a quick break and be back in just a couple of minutes. when we come back we will get that update from erica on the weather. storm tracker 4 on your screen as darya mentioned george is falling hot spots. a really bad when the berkeley area for interstate 880. and one in seven to go will have details on that worsen first is on interstate 80 where traffic has been jammed all morning long. we have three separate accidents in the westbound direction the most recent of which will be tying up lanes at gilman. the drive time for 67 minutes would stop and go conditions beginning before highway 4 in the westbound direction. fairly slow ride this morning. your ride from san francisco has been jammed. we have numerous accidents and still have a number of stalls on 101 and 280. mostly now it is flooding
service. they outbid starz network for the u.s. rights to showdyny -- disney movies eight months after they are out of theaters. netflix is not saying how much they paid. but this is the first time they've sold rights to an internet company instead of a premium tv network. the agreement does not go into effect until 2016. >>> john mcafee, now wants asylum in guatemala after police in belize named him a person of interest in a murder case. police want to question him about the murder of a neighbor. he says he had nothing to do with it and he fled because he fears persecution. police say he's not a suspect in the case. they just want to talk to him to get some answers for their investigation. >>> back here at home, san francisco police are investigating a deadly shooting in hayes valley. it happened on grove and buchanan about 8:00 last night. police say they found had a man who had been shot once in the torso and the leg. he was rushed to the hospital. but he later died. so far no arrests have been made. >>> 7:47. police in new york may be closing in on a suspect who after a man -- a ma
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